Top critical review
66 people found this helpful
on 26 November 2008
The main reason I have only given this game 3 stars is because I bought it 2 days ago and have already finished it. The gameplay itself is very short (I spent roughly 10 hours playing), which is a shame, as it is overall, a pretty good game. There are things to do once you've finished, but decorating the town and continuing to play mini-games becomes very repetitive.
What I found particularly misleading, however, is that under product information, it states that everything about this game is customizable, which is definately not the case. I have also played the wii version, which I found to be vastly superior, and suggest that if you are going to buy one version or the other- go for the wii.
The game is also very similar to the first Mysims, which I suppose, if you're a big fan is a good thing, but if not, I'd suggest just buying one or the other, as this game doesn't add anything groundbreakingly original to the series.
On the plus side, the graphics are beautiful and colourful, the characters are cute and the mini-games ARE great fun (except kayaking, which I found extremely annoying!).
It is the perfect game for the 'light-gamer,' who just wants a sweet, cute game that can be picked up now and again to kill some time, but if you are looking for intense, lasting gameplay, this is probably not the game for you.